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wicklow / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday August 07, 2014 00:23 by pbp   text 3 comments (last - monday august 18, 2014 14:31)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Greystones Harbour was opened to the public almost two years ago, in November 2012. The marina opened for summer 2013.

However, despite written agreements and promises from the developer, the commercial fishers of Greystones have been refused access to the harbour and promised berths or moorings have not been offered to us.

We are today entering the harbour and landing freshly caught fish, against regulations, as a protest against this continued exclusion from the harbour, which only two weeks ago included the removal of mooring cleats from the harbour’s north pier in order to prevent boats tying up. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / elections / politics / news report Monday November 25, 2013 20:20 by Anon   text 14 comments (last - saturday march 22, 2014 01:53)
It is emerging across social media circles that TCD Sociology Graduate is to contest the local elections in Bray-Hannon Kennedy who once came within a seat of being elected will probably run as an Independent sweeping up Labour support across the entire area posing a massive threat to new political wannabees. Catherine is seen as a hard-grafter, a voice for the voiceless and gained increasing popularity following an RTE Documentary on her local estate Oldcourt Park which has a tragic history. read full story / add a comment
Seamus Costello Memorial Events
wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday September 25, 2013 15:21 by The Boy General   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 02, 2013 12:38)   image 1 image
This year 2013,the year of the 100th anniversary of the Great Dublin Lock Out of 1913, also marks the 36th anniversary of the murder of Socialist Republican Seamus Costello. Seamus was murdered by anti Working Class forces in Dublin on October 5, 1977. A great loss to the fight for Socialism and Republicanism. read full story / add a comment
Compassion towards the dogs is lacking in Wicklow Co Co and ISPCA.
wicklow / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday November 09, 2012 09:54 by Bernie Wright   text 10 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2013 16:53)   image 1 image
WICKLOW County Council / ISPCA REFUSE RESCUE GROUPS ACCESS to SAVE ‘POUND DOGS’ LIVES

- DEMAND THAT WICKLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS ALLOW THESE DOGS TO BE SAVED/rehomed BY REPUTABLE RESCUES

The ISPCA run the WICKLOW pound on behalf of Wicklow county council. There are 2 dog wardens employed who have been doing the job for years and obviously by their stance they obviously think killing is perfectly acceptable.
They are obstructing all efforts to allow rescues in to help the dogs and have the backing of the council, the ISPCA do not intervene.
According to sources there has been no effective governance of the pound by the council at all - they just sign a cheque for them every year and don't want to know.
The council don’t appear to care or have a clue about the pound and insist all the dogs they kill are unsuitable for rehoming (44% in 2010 and 28% last year)
Dogs Trust can take some dogs as does Wicklow spca but there are lots of other dogs that need help.

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wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday September 19, 2012 10:15 by Wolfie   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 19, 2012 10:53)   image 1 image   1 attached file
Seamus Costello 35 th Anniversary Memorial Event.
The Seamus Costello Memorial Committee are holding the annual Seamus Costello commemorative evening, including a talk and an exhibition on Seamus's revolutionary life and much more, on Saturday October 6th 2012 at 7pm in Newtown Community hall in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.
Wicklow’s native son Seamus Costello – a man of vision and drive was brutally murdered in Dublin on October 5 th 1977. read full story / add a comment
Seamus Costello
wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Friday September 07, 2012 22:24 by Wolfie   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 11, 2012 18:09)   image 1 image
The Seamus Costello Memorial Committee will be holding the annual Seamus Costello commemorative evening, including a talk and an exhibition on Seamus's revolutionary life, on Saturday October 6th 2012 at 7pm in Newtown Community hall in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / anti-capitalism / news report Friday August 17, 2012 11:02 by Wolfie   text 2 comments (last - friday august 17, 2012 22:27)
Early on Saturday morning [August 11], activists from the socialist republican party éirígí and the Independent Workers Union [IWU] joined with local anglers in a fish-in protest on the shoreline on Mizen Head in County Wicklow. read full story / add a comment
Gig Poster
wicklow / miscellaneous / press release Monday February 13, 2012 20:23 by Nora Hegarty   text 10 comments (last - friday march 23, 2012 14:22)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Wicklow Against Suicide is fully supporting, endorsing and helping in the organisation of a gig to raise funds for suicide prevention which is being put together by local man Shane Rowan on March 2nd in the Royal Hotel Bray. "The gig is in direct response to Wicklow's rising suicide rate which is now out of all known control." read full story / add a comment
Bray Beach with its original Blue Railings
wicklow / history and heritage / news report Wednesday July 29, 2009 17:28 by Alyson Burke and Wayne Tobin   text 12 comments (last - sunday november 13, 2011 22:00)   image 4 images
We announce the Launch of a campaign of opposition to the so called "Riveria" apartments close to seaside area in Bray. We intend to maximise the number of objections against any development proposals and build a grassroots movement based on "people power". We are also opposed to further slot machines in the area which may lead to serious addiction problems and can be a source of trouble within families. We will strongly oppose any plans for development in the one scenic area of Bray left. Instead our campaign believes investment should be concentrated in the town centre. Some of our other aims include campaigning for the re-instatement of the Blue Flag for our Beach which we had in 1991. We also demand greater transparency and accountability in the planning process. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday March 12, 2009 22:31 by Fintan O'Hara   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 19, 2009 21:51)
The below story is in relation to the hand over of a public beach to developers. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / history and heritage / press release Sunday January 04, 2009 15:58 by Ceaneacht O Hoctun
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wicklow / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday October 24, 2008 19:39 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.   text 13 comments (last - tuesday october 28, 2008 00:21)
This is our seventh statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / opinion/analysis Friday October 03, 2008 19:34 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.   text 20 comments (last - wednesday november 05, 2008 10:08)   image 9 images
This is our sixth statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / press release Sunday September 21, 2008 17:46 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.   text 1 comment (last - friday october 03, 2008 21:49)
This is our third statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday September 04, 2008 21:21 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.   text 21 comments (last - sunday september 14, 2008 20:24)
This is our first statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday August 24, 2008 20:29 by Mr.Peter Brady Alias.
THIS IS OUR FOURTH STATEMENT. read full story / add a comment
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wicklow / miscellaneous / feature Wednesday August 20, 2008 07:59 by Flood Victim   text 8 comments (last - wednesday august 20, 2008 10:43)   image 1 image
Wicklow County Council has no flood plan and it's Fire Service is not allowed respond to flooding. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 19, 2008 20:55 by Mr.Peter Brady.
This is our third statement. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday July 30, 2008 16:59 by Wayne Flanagan Tobin   text 19 comments (last - tuesday october 01, 2013 13:12)
Recently I went to Bundoran and saw a lady wearing a tee-shirt saying " Bundoran Town Council are corrupt" and having been involved in many campaigns I've noticed a sense of frustration people have towards local government. While I am not saying anybody is corrupt of making any allegations, I do think we have to ask serious questions about the level of transparency in local government in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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